Thursday, May 28, 2009

Leaving on a Jet Plane

I am leaving tomorrow at noon en route to Washington, DC for a girls bachelorette weekend. We are toasting my dear friend, Amber, who I met while we interned on Capitol Hill. We also worked there after college. Love her!

So, I am gearing up for a weekend of lots of fun. Only problem...when I think about flying, I want to vom. I have never been afraid of flying before, but I am seriously freaking out. The flight is a little under 2 hours, so not bad - but I am so scared. I haven't flown in 6 years, so it's been a while. I used to like it and actually found it I feel sick. I saw two crows outside my window at work today which didn't help either. So, please say a prayer for my safe travels.

Ta ta for now!
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Friday, May 22, 2009

This is

Life is more hectic than ever.

My job is incredibly busy, but with school ending yesterday, I am already feeling relief. Being the Director of Public Relations for a school district with 22 schools in a high-poverty city is a challenge! But there are some truly incredible stories, and I am excited to get the word out.

People think I have great vacation, but I definitely do not. I have to come to work on Memorial Day (ugh) along with all my previous co-workers at the University. Boo.

But I am so grateful to have a job - and especially one that challenges me and that I thoroughly enjoy. I'm still trying to figure out this new thing called being a boss, but so far, so good. :)

What else...well, this weekend we have a few soirees - looking very forward to time with friends. And Bert and I need to go buy luggage! I'm going to DC next weekend for a bachelorette party, and at the end of June, we are going to San Francisco.


I also joined Weight Watchers on May 13, and I am pleased to report that at my first weigh-in after joining, I had lost 4.2 lbs.! I was thrilled. My personal goal is to shed 15.8 more. Having that accountability has made a HUGE difference. I never joined before because I didn't understand why you'd pay $40 a month to follow a program you could do for free on your own. Boy was I wrong! That accountability and support is everything. I'm really hoping that this is IT - the time I FINALLY lose the weight. Bert has been training me at the gym, so I am really hoping for some nicer arms when it's time for me to don a bridesmaids dress in August.

And so, that's life right now. Crazy.

OH - last weekend, we were in Augusta. Ariana had made me potholders. I asked her what they were for.

"Mother's Day," she replied.

I totally cried.

Life is good. Praise God for that.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

This 'n That

Thought I'd do a little list going around the blog world since I have a bit of time. I will head out shortly for my first ever Weight Watchers meeting...I am kind of nervous. Here's to hoping it goes well!

1. First thing you wash in the shower? My face
2. What color is your favorite hoodie? Melon-colored
3. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again? Obvi I would kiss Bert again. :)
4. Do you plan outfits? Sometimes...if it's a special occasion or a really big day at work, yes. Other than that, not really. I really should because I always run late.
5. How are you feeling RIGHT now? Nervous about Weight Watchers.
6. Whats the closest thing to you that's red? My red Swingline stapler! OH YES!
7. Tell me about the last dream you remember having? I have nightmares all the freaking time. Hmmm...but I can't remember the last because I've been taking Ny-Quil or Benadryl to get a few restful nights.
8. Did you meet anybody new today? I don't think so, but I actually do most days at my job!
9. What are you craving right now? A vacay
10. Do you floss? Do I really have to answer that question? Every.single.night.
11. What comes to mind when I say cabbage? Asian salad...mmm!
12. Are you emotional? Pretty much 24/7. Working on it.
13. Have you ever counted to 1,000? No.
14. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it? Usually lick at first and then start biting soon thereafter...just like with a Tootsie Roll Pop.
15. Do you like your hair? For the most part, but since December, I have tons of crazy flyaways. I HATE it. Anyone have any tips for dealing with this? I have tried gloss and hairspray already.
16. Do you like yourself? More than ever.
17. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush? Yes, so I could talk to him about the error of his ways. ;)
18. What are you listening to right now? "Frank Sinatra" by Cake on Pandora.
19. Are your parents strict? Moreso with me than my sister Sara. She was the better child, though. :)
20. Would you go sky diving? Hells no.
21. Do you like cottage cheese? Only in stuff.
22. Have you ever met a celebrity? Dennis Quaid! He was super nice. He kissed me on my cheek.
23. Do you rent movies often? Yep, since I'm a Netflix subscriber.
24. Is there anything sparkly in the room you're in? No.
25. How many countries have you visited? India and Germany. It is my DREAM to go to Europe.
26. Have you made a prank phone call? Yes...back in the day!
27. Ever been on a train? Yes, in India on the way to Agra to see the Taj Mahal.
28. Brown or white eggs? White, but I want to be a brown kind of person.
29. Do you have a cell-phone? Yes...LOVE my iPod.
30. Do you use chap stick? Every night right before I go to bed.
31. Do you own a gun? Let's just say you DON'T want to break into my house...
32. Can you use chop sticks? Nope.
33. Who are you going to be with tonight? Bert and Matty (the kitty cat)
34. Are you too forgiving? Yes and no. I forgive, but I don't usually forget. And I don't forgive if you don't ask...boy will I hold a grudge.
35. Ever been in love? Yes...I mean, I am married!
36. What is your best friend(s) doing tomorrow? Either working, traipsing around Switzerland, studying for law school exams and/or taking care of babies
37. Ever have cream puffs? I think so...
38. Last time you cried? During Grey's and House this week.
39. What was the last question you asked? Don't you agree?
40. Favorite time of the year? This is too hard for me to answer any's changed, but the constant is that I do NOT like winter.
41. Do you have any tattoos? No.
42. Are you sarcastic? Not really.
43. Have you ever seen The Butterfly Effect? Yes.
44. Ever walked into a wall? I'm sure. Wait, definitely yes.
45. Favorite color? hot pink
46. Have you ever slapped someone? Yes. (Sorry, Sara!)
47. Is your hair curly? No.
48. What was the last CD you bought? No clue...I just do iTunes now.
49. Do looks matter? Yes and no. In getting a job - yes. In love - it's all about their heart and the way they treat you. Bert has lost 70 lbs. since we got married, but I always "saw" him the way he is now.
50. Could you ever forgive a cheater? Hells no.
51. Is your phone bill sky high? No, I've done much better staying within my minutes.
52. Do you like your life right now? Yes.
53. Do you sleep with the TV on? No, I can't.
54. Can you handle the truth? Yes.
55. Do you have good vision? Yes.
56. Do you hate or dislike more than 3 people? Yes. Not too many more, but a few.
57. How often do you talk on the phone? Every day.
58. Who was the last person you held hands with? Bert.
59. What are you wearing? Chocolate brown pants, tan tank and cropped green jacket.
60. What is your favorite animal? Cats!
61. Can you hula hoop? No, and it makes me kinda sad.
62. Do you have a job? Yes...a really great, stressful, rewarding, intense, tiring, fun job.
63. What was the most recent thing you bought? A new USB cable for my camera.
64. Have you ever crawled through a window? Yes. Oh Joe John. (It's not at ALL what you think. I never even met Joe John.)
posted by Anisa @ 5:10 PM | 7 comments

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Pathetic Excuse For A Post

I am insanely busy. The job is wild. Love it, but it is exhausting. I'm hanging in there, and will hopefully be back soon. Miss y'all!
posted by Anisa @ 5:58 PM | 0 comments